A slightly different approach today.

One of my favourite publishers is Eland Books – they specialise in bringing classics of travel writing back into print as well as publishing new travel writing. They have quite the catalogue now, and I’ve been to a handful of their events over the years.

One ingenious project has been their Poetry of Place series, printed in small editions that fit perfectly into a coat pocket. I’ve got a handful of them now; if and when we ever escape from the coronavirus quarantine and can travel again, and if I happen to get to any of these destinations, I’d be sure to pick up the relevant book.

But during these constrained times, I suddenly remembered what would make an ideal companion: Anthony Thwaite’s anthology, The Ruins of Time.

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